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Cesare Beccaria

Cesare Bonesana di Beccaria, Marquis of Gualdrasco and Villareggio was an Italian criminologist, jurist, philosopher, and politician, who is widely considered as the most talented jurist and one of the greatest thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment. He is well remembered for his treatise On Crimes and Punishments, which condemned torture and the death penalty, and was a founding work in the field of penology and the Classical School of criminology. Beccaria... Read More

Born15 March 1738
Milan, Duchy of Milan
Died28 November 1794 (aged 56)
Milan, Duchy of Milan
NationalityItalian
OccupationJurist, philosopher, politician, and lawyer
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